The disappearance of a California teenager earlier this month has turned her family's life into "a living hell" as there is no trace of her 10 days after she was last seen. 

Aranda Briones, 16, of Moreno Valley, went missing after spending a night out with her friends.

The teenager's family is now pleading for her safe return and requesting anyone with any information about her to come forward. Investigators said that Briones' friends dropped her off at Moreno Valley Community Park on Jan. 13 evening but surveillance video has not shown her anywhere near the area, according to local media KABC

"They pulled footage, and they don't know if the time was wrong, but it looks like nobody was dropped off between 6.00 and 6:30 EST," the teen’s brother, Daniel Briones, told KTLA, another local media outlet.

The teenager's uncle Matthew Horstkotte spoke out Tuesday while handing out a missing persons flyers picturing his niece. He said that Briones didn't always have the best choice in friends.

"She did have a bad choice of friends, I'll be honest, you know everybody does," Horstkotte told KABC. "Everybody makes mistakes, but you know one thing I want? I just want her home safe."

"Nowadays, you know teenagers want to cover up for a friend or someone and says, 'I don't want to tell because I'm scared.' But just come forward," he added.

Police are desperately searching for the teenager and have also called in help from human trafficking investigators and the FBI.

One of her friends said her location showed as Rubidoux the night she went missing, as per a feature on the Snapchat app. The teenager has not posted on social media since that night. The friend reportedly texted Briones to ask why she was there, but her phone turned off minutes later, and hasn’t been turned back on since.

Police said they are searching the Moreno Valley Community Park area.

“Briones never returned home after spending the day with some friends. Over the past week, investigators have searched last known locations and spoken to several family and friends of Briones in an attempt to locate her,” the Moreno Valley Police Department said in a statement on Jan. 18.

Police described Briones as 5-foot-4 with brown hair and hazel/green eyes.

Anyone with information on her disappearance have been urged to contact Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6700.